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Mon October 14, 2013

Kentucky Local Leaders Urge Legislators to Increase Wireless Phone Fees to Cover 911 Costs

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The Kentucky League of Cities and Association of Counties are urging state lawmakers to increase the user fees on wireless phones to pay for local 911 emergency operations centers. 

The fee has been the same for the past 15 years, says Tyler Campbell of the KLC.

"The 70 cent statewide wireless 911 user fee has not changed since 1998," Campbell says. "And I think it’s important to note the aim of that is not to capture new revenue, but really to recapture funds that have been lost as more and more subscribers move from wire lines to wireless devices."

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